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1 a quantity of money; "he borrowed a large sum"; "the amount he had in cash was insufficient" [syn: sum of money, amount, amount of money]
2 a quantity obtained by addition [syn: amount, total]
3 the final aggregate; "the sum of all our troubles did not equal the misery they suffered" [syn: summation, sum total]
4 the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story" [syn: kernel, substance, core, center, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, nitty-gritty]
5 the whole amount [syn: total, totality, aggregate]
6 the basic unit of money in Uzbekistan
7 a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets; "let C be the union of the sets A and B" [syn: union, join]


1 be a summary of; "The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper" [syn: summarize, summarise, sum up]
2 determine the sum of; "Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town" [syn: total, tot, tot up, sum up, summate, tote up, add, add together, tally, add up] [also: summing, summed]summing See sum

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  1. present participle of sum

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Summing (foaled 1978 in Kentucky) was an American thoroughbred stallion racehorse. He was sired by stakes winner Verbatim out of the Never Say Die mare, Well Kept.
Until the detection of a blood infection, Summing's early performances were so poor that he was dropped from graded stakes races altogether and enterred in an allowance race. Once the infection was found, Summing was unable to compete in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, although two weeks before the Belmont he was well enough to win the Pennsylvania Derby.
Trained by Luis Barrera, brother of American Hall of Fame thoroughbred racehorse trainer Laz Barrera, Summing is best known for his upset over U.S. Champion 3-Yr-Old Colt Pleasant Colony, with George Martens aboard, in the Belmont Stakes. He won the race in a time of 2:29, spoiling Pleasant Colony's bid for the Triple Crown, as Pleasant Colony ran wide in the turn and placed third, behind Highland Blade.
Later that summer, he would place second in the Super Derby and go on to win the Pegasus Stakes the following year.


Summing was retired to Jonabell Farm where he stood at stud until from 1982 to 1991. He was then pensioned to Getaway Farm, in California.
His graded stakes race progeny include Epitome, Summer Matinee, and Matthews Keep.
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